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There are 6 ways to get from Adelaide to Rockhampton by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Rockhampton  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Rockhampton (ROK) ADL - ROK

$313 - $854

Cheapest option

Fly to Gladstone, train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Gladstone (GLT) ADL - GLT
  2. Take the train from Gladstone to Rockhampton

$276 - $698

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Bus  •  42 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Broken Hill
  2. Take the bus from Broken Hill Town Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 590
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Toowoomba
  5. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Rockhampton

$310 - $381

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Rockhampton

$448 - $891

Train, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton

$418 - $891

Drive  •  24 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Rockhampton 1377.1 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Rockhampton is to drive which costs $270 - $400 and takes 24 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Rockhampton is to fly which costs $440 - $1,200 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Rockhampton. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Rockhampton via Broken Hill Town Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Bay 1, Tamworth and Toowoomba. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Rockhampton. However, there are services departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Rockhampton via Central Station and Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Adelaide and Rockhampton is 1725 km. The road distance is 2203.3 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Rockhampton without a car is to bus which takes 42 h 46 min and costs $430 - $550.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Adelaide to Rockhampton, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Rockhampton bus services, operated by Buses R Us, depart from Adelaide station.

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Adelaide to Rockhampton train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Adelaide Parklands station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Rockhampton is to fly which takes 7 h 12 min and costs $440 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $430 - $550 and takes 42 h 46 min, you could also train, which costs $600 - $1,300 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Rockhampton.
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  • Distance: 1078.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Rockhampton, QLD, Australia?

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Adelaide to Rockhampton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Rockhampton via Broken Hill Town Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Bay 1, Tamworth, and Toowoomba in around 42 h 46 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Rockhampton via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Rockhampton via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Rockhampton via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Gladstone via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Gladstone via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Adelaide to Rockhampton via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Adelaide to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Gladstone via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Gladstone via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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Queensland Rail Travel
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Buses R Us
Phone
(08) 8285 6900
Email
enquiries@busesrus.com.au
Website
lee925.wixsite.com
Bus from Adelaide to Broken Hill
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
lee925.wixsite.com
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Broken Hill Town Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Adelaide Airport to Rockhampton Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Adelaide to Rockhampton bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, arrive at Rockhampton station.

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Rockhampton is 30 min behind Adelaide. It is currently 3:05 AM in Adelaide and 2:35 AM in Rockhampton.

Adelaide to Rockhampton train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Rockhampton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Rockhampton is 2203 km. It takes approximately 24 h 46 min to drive from Adelaide to Rockhampton.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Rockhampton Airport.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Rockhampton. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $4.

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